A supergroup of sorts, formed by guitarist Jeff Beck and Cactus members, Tim Bogert on bass and Carmine Appice in drums.The original line-up also featured keyboard player Max Middleton, who'd featured with Beck in the past and would later appear with Hummingbird, and vocalist Kim Milford, whom Beck had seen playing Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar" in Washington DC. Milford didn't last longer than a month and returned to his career in acting and films. Middleton also left and the band was down to a trio. Their sole album did very well for them in the States and they were very good live, but they split in April 1974, having recorded a few tracks for a proposed second album that never materialized. A live album, recorded in Japan, was released in the Far East only.
  
 

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Biography by Jason Ankeny
Although the all-star power trio of guitarist Jeff Beck, bassist Tim Bogert, and drummer Carmine Appice discussed a potential collaboration as early as 1970, the project went on indefinite hiatus after Beck suffered a fractured skull in an automobile wreck. With the guitarist on the sidelines for well over a year, Bogert and Appice — who previously teamed in Vanilla Fudge — opted instead to form Cactus with singer Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty, issuing a series of boogie rock LPs for Atlantic before dissolving. In the meantime, following his recovery Beck founded a new incarnation of his Jeff Beck Group, releasing a pair of albums before disbanding the project in 1972; with Bogert and Appice again available, the threesome immediately set to work on recording, issuing Beck, Bogert and Appice to solid sales in 1973. A much sought after live album was subsequently issued in Japan only, but while working on a second studio effort, the famously mercurial Beck abruptly dissolved the trio in early 1974. 

 

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